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Software Allows Parents To Track School Bus-bound Students

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:01:44 CST
By: AP

A Chicago-area high school is using a new program that lets parents track when their students board and exit school buses. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire is one of the first schools in the nation to use the MyFirstPass system. Students scan an identification car before and after they ride the bus. Parents can track the students using cellphones, tablets or computers. School spokesman Jim Conrey says the program gives parents ``the option to have certainty that their student was picked up or dropped off.'' The school started using the system Jan. 31. Officials say about three dozen students registered the first weekend. About 1,700 of Stevenson's 3,700 students ride the bus daily. Schools in California and Ohio also use the software.

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